HTC head of sales Daniel Webb is set to leave the company to take up a senior post at Google, Mobile has learned.
HTC is on the hunt for a new head of sales, promising a replacement for Webb by the end of this year.
Webb was made HTC head of sales for networks in May 2013 after a major management restructuring that saw the company split the role of former sales director Mike Coombes into two parts. Webb took the role of sales director for networks, while Damian Gowland, HTC Phones 4u account manager, took on the role of sales director for retail and distribution. Webb’s departure will come as a blow to HTC as it continues its battle to carve out a greater share of the UK market for its flagship devices.
Webb’s successor will face the continuing challenge of trying to boost sales, which remain sluggish despite the company continuing to deliver devices that win rave reviews and industry awards.
Webb joined HTC in July 2011 as account director for O2 and EE. His previous post was at Samsung, where he held the role of Vodafone account director for five years.
Webb joined Samsung from T-Mobile, where he was national account manager for Phones 4u, joining the company in 2004 after working for American Express as manager of merchant acquisition. Webb also worked at Carphone Warehouse, where he was business development manager from 1998 to 2001.
Peter Frolund, UK and Nordics General Manager HTC, said: ‘I can confirm that after three and a half years, Daniel Webb will be leaving HTC. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Daniel for all of his hard work and we wish him all the best in his new venture. A recruitment process has been kicked off to find a replacement for Daniel – and we expect to have a new head of sales within the end of the year.’